John Jefferson Sigler

May 15, 2013 • Obituaries


RUIDOSO — John Jefferson Sigler, 90, of Ruidoso, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. John was born April 19, 1923, in Farwell, Texas, to Martha and Stanley Sigler, who preceded him in death.

John moved to Ruidoso in December 1947. He served in [auth] the Navy during World War II. He was a past member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Evening Lions Club, Ruidoso Rotary and was a member of Gateway Church of Christ. John married Dixie Mullins on March 27, 1944, in Houston.

He is survived by his wife Dixie; two daughters, Vickie Sigler, of Lubbock, and Margaret Wise and her husband Franklin, of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandson Jeff Wise and his wife Jennifer, of Marietta, Ga.; two great-grandsons, William and John Wise; and a sister, Annie Lee Green, of Moore, Okla. He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Donald Sigler; sisters, Katherine Skelton, Roberta Skelton, Laura Belle Catola and Mary Ruth Pennington; and granddaughter Sarah Wise.

John was well known for his “Salsa.”

He was retired manager for Texas New Mexico Power.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family has requested memorials to Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice, PO Box 2039, Ruidoso, NM 88355.

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